In Celebration of Mother's Day, Honoring Our Original Maker Mums Part III

Here at Ubuntu Life, mothers are at the core of everything we do. To celebrate Mother’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of our seven original Maker Mums in Maai Mahiu, who have been with us for the last 14 years.
In honor of Mother’s Day, we gathered together our seven original Maker Mums in Maai Mahiu to share their stories and celebrate their journeys as mothers, and with Ubuntu Life.
This is the last in a three-part series honoring these amazing women. Read the first two posts here and here.
Name: Florence Mueni
Age: 34 years old
Children: 5
Role at Ubuntu Life: Machinist in the bag department
How did you get involved with Ubuntu? 
Through my disabled child.
How has your life changed since you got involved with Ubuntu? 
We started by being taught how to sew, and slowly slowly we got more work. 
Before joining Ubuntu, I had many problems, but now I can provide for my kids and take them to school. I have now bought a small piece of land which I hope to build a house on soon.
I also felt less alone when I joined, as I found other mothers in a similar situation to me with disabled children. 
What are your hopes for your children's future?
I want their future to be good. To have a good job and to build their own houses. My plot is small, and we can't all fit, so I want them to buy their own. 
What do you like best about being a mother?
I like standing with my children and giving them the advice to follow a good path in life.
Name: Teresiah Nyokabi
Age: 46 years old
Children: 5 (sadly, her first and second-born sons passed away; she has 3 living children)
Role at Ubuntu: One of the most experienced machinists on the bag team
How did you get involved with Ubuntu? 
Through my son Danson Kibiru who passed away.
How has your life changed since you got involved with Ubuntu? 
After I got employed, I could provide for my family and invest. I didn't have to rely on anyone else; I am independent. I have gained a lot of experience in sewing.
What are your hopes for your children’s future?
I want them to finish their studies and to be independent. 
What do you like best about being a mother?
I enjoy spending time with my children and providing for them.

1 comment


  • Sandy Moss

    Wow! It has been one of the great pleasures to witness the growth of the Maker Mums at Ubuntu Life (Life in Every Stitch).


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